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March 2017

NP Supporting 2017 Apprentice Week

By | 2017-03-17T17:03:43+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Categories: New Potential News|

New Potential was very pleased to support national Apprentice week last Friday by delivering an introduction to process improvement thinking to Rotary Power Apprentices. This complimentary session provided apprentices of the Newcastle-Upon-Tyne based company, which is part of the British Engines Group, the chance to learn more about lean process thinking. Process Improvement is such a [...]

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February 2017

Identify and Create Value in Your Business

By | 2017-02-01T13:44:32+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Categories: New Potential News|

Value by Design When we’re asked – What do you value? Certain answers spring immediately to mind. Time with our family, our home, friendships or perhaps even particularly meaningful posessions. In business, however, the answers are often not so clear. In these rapidly changing times for both the manufacturing and service sectors, understanding the true nature [...]

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Getting the Most from the Apprenticeship Levy

By | 2017-02-01T13:14:08+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Categories: New Potential News|

Last April at the time of 'Apprenticeship Week', I posted a reflection on how most companies and training academies seem to overlook the importance of including Continuous Improvement as a core skill set within any scheme of apprentice development. With apprenticeship levies being a current topic and one where employers will be looking to get the [...]

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November 2016

Beating Those Year-End Target Blues

By | 2016-11-24T19:56:34+00:00 November 24th, 2016|Categories: New Potential News|

With less than five weeks till most break up for Christmas, many out there may be nervous about achieving annual targets, considering the usual seasonal distractions. As the holiday spirit takes hold, Christmas parties and holiday planning can challenge employee focus and momentum, risking productivity at a key time. However, avoiding the title of office Scrooge [...]

October 2016

How Aligned Are Your Improvement Efforts to Your Strategic Priorities?

By | 2016-10-03T17:53:13+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Categories: New Potential News|

Many business leaders would immediately respond with confidence that a clear selection process exists to focus improvement effort in their organisation. Only by drilling down into that response does the picture often become more opaque. One reason is that we often call efforts to resolve problematic situations ‘improvements’, when in fact they are really problem solving. [...]

June 2016

Are you ‘In’ or ‘Out’ of Continuous Improvement?

By | 2016-06-28T21:47:30+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Categories: New Potential News|

The long fought debate around the EU referendum, a pivotal point in British history, has been fought with debate, insults and at time factual discussion. The question not asked enough in many companies however, is are you ‘in’ or ‘out’ of continuous improvement (CI). Within the camp of organisations declaring to be ‘doing improvement’, or being [...]

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July 2015

Lean Six-Sigma is for me, not only my processes

By | 2015-07-27T16:07:57+00:00 July 27th, 2015|Categories: New Potential News|

How often do you finish a days work disappointed at how few important to-do tasks or business objectives you have started as intended? Of course this will always happen to an extent, but the frequency with which it happens determines if it needs attention. Using the cliché, working on the urgent rather than the important stuff [...]

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